12 Aug '11, 1am

[TODAY] Player strike delays La Liga start

MADRID - La Liga and Segunda Division players will go on strike for the first two weekends of the new Spanish season as the players' union steps up pressure on the league for a new deal over conditions. The Spanish Footballers' Association (AFE) president Luis Rubiales said at a news conference: "We are unanimous and firm in our decision to call a strike. The league will not start until a new agreement (between the league and the players) has been signed." At the heart of the dispute is the union's demand for a larger emergency fund to help players not being paid by clubs who are in financial administration. The AFE were supported by more than 100 top-flight footballers in a Madrid hotel where the event was held. Spain internationals Iker Casillas and Carles Puyol were among the players and there were union representatives from France, Germany and Italy among others to len...

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